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Deep Play - by Diane Ackerman (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 256

Genre: Psychology

Sub-Genre: Psychotherapy

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Child & Adolescent

Author: Diane Ackerman

Language: English

Street Date: August 8, 2000
TCIN: 76980708
UPC: 9780679771357
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-0424
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world. Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play.

"Deep play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman ranges over a panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic activities, from spiritual rapture through extreme sports, we gain a greater sense of what it means to be "in the moment" and totally, transcendentally human. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives.

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